Thursday, October 24, 2013

Reasonable Doubt Returns Tonight (10/24/13)

After a lengthy hiatus due to numerous factors (including the City Elections), Reasonable Doubt returns tonight at 8 p.m. with me and Todd Dupont.  Our guest tonight will be HCCLA President Elect Carmen Roe.

As always, you can catch us live streaming by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

I was disappointed tonight watching your "Reasonable Doubt" program when you all responded to the telephone call from the individual raising the question concerning the 5th Amendment issue and the Supreme Court's treatment of the vacillating accused during questioning. Notwithstanding your panel consisted of three "appellate" erudite attorneys, you all shot blanks as to any awareness of the case (oh, heck maybe just two Murray if you want to bow out - only kidding); the case being referenced was from Harris County -Salinas v. Texas, 12-246, 4/17/13. I would have thought the Harris County Criminal Bar would have been somewhat aware of the case. Us old folks will take a shot when we can if you young-ems stumble - there's not many arrows left in the quiver.
Calvin A. Hartmann

A Harris County Lawyer said...

Hey Calvin,

I will plead mea culpa, but qualify it by saying that I'm aware of the case, but not the details. I would have made a fool of myself (worse than usual) if I tried to enter into a conversation about it. I know that our own Neal Davis argued it on behalf of the defense. The rationale behind the decision is not something I could have discussed.

But nobody has EVER accused me of being an appellate lawyer!

That being said, we would be glad to have you on the show to discuss it!

Anonymous said...

At the outset I trust that I have not offended any of the participants on the program - my observations were a combination of tongue in cheek and surprise. That said, although I would feel honored to discuss the Salinas case on your program it would seem that if the topic was of interest that honor should go to Neal Davis who did an outstanding job for Mr. Salinas or to Alan Curry who did a similar outstanding job for the State of Texas. Few cases go on certiorari to the Supreme Court - very few from Harris County. I took several up while in the DA office and won only one. Perhaps my topic should be why old prosecutors need to mind their own business. (By the way Murray I have already written that you would have been an excellent appellate lawyer based upon your writing skills).
Calvin A. Hartmann